Though he failed to reference the Bible or acknowledge God directly, Israeli army chief Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz did seem to give a nod to the biblical promises concerning Israel while marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Auschwitz death camp on Monday.
Speaking to a large number of Israeli, Jewish and non-Jewish dignitaries, Gantz echoed Isaiah 54:17 in declaring that "there is no weapon or evil intention that can stand" against Israel.
Gantz said the presence of Israeli Jewish soldiers in Auschwitz, along with their supporters, was "living proof of the victory of light, the victory of morality, [and] the triumph of Israel."
Even the most calculated and well-oiled attempts to destroy the nation of Israel have failed, and those who devised them have fallen from power, just as the prophet warned.
But knowing that such attempts will not cease, Gantz said Israel "knows better than to make light of existential threats," a likely reference to the defiant Iranian nuclear program.